This is the transcript from the movie
The Matrix Reloaded where Neo (N) meets the Architect (A)
Transcribed by Alan Lowe
A: Hello Neo.
N: Who are you?
A: I am the Architect. I created the Matrix. I have been waiting for you. You have many questions and though the process has altered your consciousness you remain irrevocably human ergo some of my answers you will understand and some of them you will not. Concurrently while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant.
N: Why am I here?
A: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the Matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly which, despite my sincerest efforts, I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden assiduously avoided it is not unexpected and thus not beyond a measure of control which has led you, inexorably, here.
N: You haven't answered my question.
A: Quite right. Interesting. That was quicker than the others.
N: [What others?]
A: The Matrix is older than you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next in which case this is the sixth version.
N: There are only two possible explanations: either no-one told me or no-one knows.
A: Precisely. As you are undoubtedly gathering the anomaly is systemic, creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.
N: Choice. The problem is choice.
A: The first Matrix I designed was, quite naturally, perfect. It was a work of art, flawless, sublime. A triumph equalled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being. Thus I redesigned it based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However, I was again frustrated by failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind or perhaps a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus the answer was stumbled upon by another - an intuitive program initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the Matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother.
N: The Oracle!
A: Please. As I was saying she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly ninety-nine percent of all test subjects accepted the program as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at a near-unconscious level. While this answer functioned it was obviously fundamentally flawed thus creating the otherwise contradictory "systemic anomaly" that if left unchecked might threaten the system itself. Ergo those that refused the program while a minority, if unchecked would constitute an escalating probability of disaster.
N: This is about Zion.
A: You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed, its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.
A: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses but rest assured this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it and we have become exceedingly efficient at it. The function of the one is now to return to the source allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry reinserting the prime program after which you will be required to select from the Matrix twenty-three individuals - sixteen females, seven males - to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the Matrix which, coupled with the extermination of Zion, will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race.
N: You won't let it happen. You can't. You need human beings to survive.
A: There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept. However the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every human being in this world. It is interesting reading your reactions. Your five predecessors were, by design, based on a similar predication, a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species facilitating the function of the one. While the others experienced this in a very general way, your experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, love.
A: Apropos, she entered the Matrix to save your life at the cost of her own.
A: Which brings us at last to the moment of truth wherein the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed and the anomaly revealed as both beginning and end. --- There are two doors. The door to your right leads to the source and the salvation of Zion. The door to your left leads back to the Matrix to her and to the end of your species. As you adequately put, the problem is choice. But we already know what you are going to do, don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction, the chemical precursors that signal the onset of an emotion designed specifically to overwhelm logic and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple and obvious truth: she is going to die and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
Hope. It is the quintessential human delusion simultaneously your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.
N: If I were you, I would hope that we don't meet again.
A: We won't.